Monday, May 12, 2008

Monday's Pun(s) !!!

I tried to get a job at a casino but they didn't have a slot for me. I figured it was a bit of a gamble anyway.

I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

It's not that the man did not know how to juggle, he just didn't have the balls to do it.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Unfit for Combat

Two of our most advanced warships have been found "Unfit for Combat". USS Chosin and USS Stout That's not a good thing if you are/were the Captain. Great graphic of the infractions here.

They could not move the anchor! Sheesh......

Yes, history. Those that do not know it are bound to repeat it. Those that do know it....well, we call them Historians.

So several of you have written the ole Rumbear and inquired as to what brand I have been drinking to endorse Hillary for President. Actually, I did not endorse her for President; I endorsed her as the Democrat Candidate. This was, of course in response to the cry for her to drop out. Slight difference there, dear readers. Rest assured all is well and I shall continue to imbibe in only the finest of swill.

Having cleared that up, perhaps a little history will give you some perspective as to the Rumbear's position re: "dropping out".

First let's set the stage......Here in the present HRH Hillary is a mere 150 or so delegates behind ObamalamaDingDong. Indeed the totals shown you by the MSM that appear to be near the required number of 2025 INCLUDES the super delegates that have said they will vote for whomever. In reality each is 400 to 500 delegates away from the threshold. This is important because Super delegates do not have to vote for whom they are pledged. That's why they are SUPER! HRH Hillary actually has a lead in the overall popular vote by 100,000 or so. (Ed Note: Remember how important that was to AlGore?!) The fact is neither can secure the nomination outright prior to the convention. Nevertheless we have the powers that be in the Party calling for her to drop out. Quick side bar here, imagine if an angry white male was in the lead by 150 votes over Obamalama or HRH you think for a minute there would be any call for the one behind to drop out? First woman or first black to get this close and you really think they would be asked to drop out? The cries of racism and being anti feminist would echo from the valleys.

But, I digress.

So should HRH Hillary drop out? History tells us the answer. No, if you like to watch the Dems melt down.

Sign me up!

Let us look at the 1980 convention. That great bastion of American overindulgence, Ted Kennedy was running for President. Kennedy came into the Democratic convention at Madison Square Garden in New York City with 1,225 delegates to Carter's 1,981 and 122 uncommitted. 756 delegates BEHIND! No cries for him to drop out. Politics ain't beanbag. Sean Miller at National Journal points out:

Kennedy's only chance to wrest the nomination from Carter, who had enough delegates to win, was to pass an "open rule" motion.Joe Trippi was on the convention floor the evening of Aug. 11, 1980, marshalling the Kennedy delegations from Texas and Utah. He remembers the deciding vote as "the robot rule vote," which came after an hour-long debate that played out in front of a prime time television audience. The debate was over whether delegates should have to vote for the candidate they'd been pledged for, or have an "open" vote during which they could pick Kennedy or Carter, Trippi recalled in an interview. The back story being that the economic and international political situation had deteriorated between the time most people voted and the time of the convention, opening the door to Kennedy, who was billed as a change candidate. (Ed Note: Where have we heard that?!) "It went all the way down to the wire," said Trippi, who was an adviser to Edwards' 2008 campaign.In 1980, after the convention floor debate, Kennedy picked up support from most of the uncommitted delegates, bringing his vote total to 1,390 -- still shy of the majority needed to pass the motion. Carter won the rule vote and Kennedy quickly conceded. Another 300 delegates would have been enough for Kennedy to pass the motion and throw that convention "wide open," Trippi said.

Politics ain't beanbag. HRH Hillary is running for President of the U S A. It will come down to those Super delegates. Indeed.

There are 795 super-delegates to the Democratic National Convention, said Daniel Shea, a professor of political science at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. "They're the key to this whole process." Super-delegates include governors, members of a state's congressional delegation and former officeholders. "Super-delegates tend to be more the establishment wing of the party -- not exactly the Obama group," he said. "They're a crucial piece of the brokered convention. DNC rules stipulate they don't have to vote for the candidate, even the one they've endorsed."

So history shows that candidates have come in to conventions with far less support and played the odds. Makes for a fun, chaotic time. I'm all about that, so long as it's the Democrats.

Operation Chaos...sign up here!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Say It Ain't So!!

Hillary has cancelled her morning appointments and is huddling with her team...some say the end of her run is near.

I say never!! As a Colonel at the West Coast Headquarters of Operation Chaos I am dedicated to supporting her ongoing effort. C'mon...did we quit when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no! So why quit now.

Use the lock box! Demand that the votes in Michgan & Florida be counted! Suck it up girl and fight, fight, fight!!
I'm just sayin.........

Monday, May 05, 2008

But, I Thought You Said We Were the Bad Guys....

Paging AlGore, Paging the Prophet AlGore. Explanation needed on line #2.

OCEAN VIEW, Hawaii (AP) - For eight years, Tony and Sam Bayaoa have grown thousands of bright red, yellow and pink protea flowers on their farm. Then last month, Kilauea volcano opened a new vent and began spewing double the usual amount of toxic gas.

Now about 70 percent of their crop is dried, brown and brittle.

"The first reaction was—did someone poison the plants?" said Tony Bayaoa, whose two-acre farm is 35 miles from the volcano. "I've lost my livelihood."

So, what do ya want me to do? You are the one that set up shop next to an active volcano. You are the one that invested all the bucks in the enterprise. You are the one who enjoyed the profits of said enterprise. So....I ask again, what do ya want me to do?

900th Post!!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ....

900 flipping posts! Many thanks to all of my loyal readers...yes, both of you!!
Monday's Pun(s)

Today was tomorrow yesterday so don't inhale.

I keep falling off my bike, but I just get right back on it and ride. I'm a firm believer in re-cycling.

What holiday does Miracle whip sponsor? Cinco de Mayo

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Wings. Game 4

Wings up three - zip.

Can they close it out?

7:00 pm PST


Yom Hashoah

Holocaust Remembrance Day

On April 12, 1951, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) proclaimed Yom Hashoah U'Mered HaGetaot (Holocaust and Ghetto Revolt Remembrance Day) to be the 27th of Nissan. The name later became known as Yom Hashoah Ve Hagevurah (Devastation and Heroism Day) and even later simplified to Yom Hashoah.
The phrase is "never forget". Today is the day when you should pause and remember those who came before and lost all. Stand tall in remembering history and refusing to bow to those who seek to revise. Never again allow such sacrifice to be brought upon your fellow man.
THOSE Darn Facts!

Facts! Getting in the way of consensus! Dog gone it! Here's the latest headline on GlowBall Warming

Researchers studying long-term changes in sea temperatures said they now expect a "lull" for up to a decade while natural variations in climate cancel out the increases caused by man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

How can there be a lull? We have not even begun to fight GlowBall Warming and now there is a lull? Who knew??!

GlowBall Warming...what a pantload.